MATRIXSYNTH: Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sunday, January 14, 2018

CV Flexibility on the Arturia Matrixbrute - Notes from Bakis Siros of Parallel Worlds

The following is via Bakis Sirros of Parallel Worlds. I thought it gave a good idea of how powerful the modulation matrix on the Matrixbrute can be with it's multiple CV ins and outs.

"Just a few things i found out regarding the cv ins and outs of the Matrixbrute, (it may be useful for Matrixbrute owners) :

FYI, regarding the Matrixbrute: the 12 cv inputs on the back of the matrixbrute control the two filters cutoffs, the VCO1 and 2 pitch, VCO1 and 2 ultrasaw, VCO1 and 2 PW, and VCO1 and 2 metalizer, the LFO1 AMOUNT and VCA cv inputs. the 12 CV Outputs though, output the cv sources of the matrixbrute. in detail: if you assign the LFO1 to the VCO2 pitch, then the VCO2 pitch CV OUTPUT outputs the LFO1 voltage in the range of 0 - 10volts. if you assign the LFO1 to the VCO PW, then the VCO PW CV OUTPUT outputs the LFO1 voltage but in the range of +5 to -5volts. quite deep (and weird?) .... so the 12 CV OUTPUTS (in the back of the matrixbrute) output the ADSR1,2,3 cv outputs, the LFO1,2,3, cv outputs, the ENV follower cv output, the Modwheel cv output, the Seq cv output, Aftertouch cv output, Velocity cv output, Seq mod cv output, and the M1, M2, M3, M4 knob cv outputs. now the fantastic stuff: since this is a matrix of 256 buttons, you can assign all the 16 cv sources to control the VCO1 pitch, for example. so, you add 16 cv sources (without needing any cv mixer as you would normally need in the modular) and this result goes to the VCO1 Pitch destination and/or the VCO Pitch cv output on the back of the Matrixbrute... also, you can assign one cv source (for example ENV2) to modulate 16 different destinations in the matrixbrute (and 12 cv inputs in your modular) without needing a multiple at all! insane complexity and flexibility. and let's not forget that in each and every one patchmatrix connection, you have a bipolar attenuator, so you can also invert the 16 cv sources of the matrixbrute. so, in two words, the matrix of 256 buttons gives fantastic capabilities that sometimes you cannot (or its difficult to) achieve even in the modular environment also!

best regards,


Note: top image is stock from this post and the bottom from this auction post.

Radikal Technologies Accelerator and Virus TI ambient track

Published on Jan 14, 2018 MIDERA

"A track made using the Accelerator and the Virus TI. Eventide Space was used on the Virus, no external FX were used with the Accelerator.

The accelerator was used to sequence its own notes (except for the parts I played live)."

Vintage Roland Super JX-10 Analog Synthesizer + PG-800 Controller

via this auction

Custom Desktop Steiner-Parker Synthacon Demo Ft. Samatha Glass

Published on Jan 14, 2018 Switched On

"Our demo of the rare keyboard-less Steiner-Parker Synthacon. Hosted by Samatha Glass of Holodeck Records. Serviced In January 2018 by Switched On in Austin, Texas."

via this auction

"This original keyboard-free Synthacon is fully functional, recently serviced, and in very good condition. Service includes being full recapped, all pots and switches cleaned, and tuned & scaled. It has a rebuilt power cable and includes a Cinch Jones to 1/4" female jack for S-Trig in.

The Synthacon is rare and exceptional sounding 3 oscillator mono synth from the late 70's. It features switch based modulation routing with CV & Gate from the top. The signature Steiner Parker VCF offers rich filtering with powerful resonance and the 3 VCOs provide for stable robust sound source.

The modulation section consists of the Dual Envelope Generator, Trigger Generator, and Sample & Hold section. The Trigger generator is a square wave LFO capable of cycling the Envelope Generator. The Sample & Hold is fed by VCO 3 which allows you to route Noise as well as any of the waveforms for processing and can be triggered from either the Trigger Generator or the S-Trig input. Also any of the VCOs can used in the LFO range.

VC IN 1 is routed throught the S&H section, VC IN 2 is the standard 1v/Oct input, VCF IN is the CV input for filter cutoff, SIG IN routes external signals through the filter, and the Trig in is routed from the Cinch Jones port."

Moog Multimoog Vintage Analog Synthesizer SN 1683

via this auction

"This Multimoog is fully functional and has been recently serviced in-house. It is in great cosmetic condition with some wear to the particle board base notwithstanding.

The Multimoog is an expanded version of the Moog MicroMoog. The MultiMoog features 2 oscillators, a ribbon controller, variable waveforms, flexible sample and hold, LFO, aftertouch (for pitch, VCF, waveshape, or LFO rate) and a fantastic sounding 24dB Moog ladder filter."

MOOG Little Phatty Stage II WHITE

via this auction

Keys and side panels on this one appear to be a bit stained.

Octave The Cat 1976 Mono Synth SN A2257

via this auction

"The Cat mono synth. everything works as should, pretty clean for its age any damage is shown in the photos. the cross modulation is what makes this synth shine, this is a true beast

'The Cat is an analog synthesizer with 2 oscillators capable of square and sawtooth waveforms. VCO 1 also has a triangle waveform. Each of the waveforms can be played simultaneously and mixed together and there are additional sub-octave oscillators on each oscillator to blend new and interesting sounds.'"

Sequential Circuits Pro One

via this auction

Gold plated J-Wires?:

"Great sounding analog synthesizer for performance or sampling.
Sequencer (40 note) will transpose ostinato to any key 'on the fly' plus Arpeggiator
All original SCI knobs and switches, fully operational.
Keyboard refurbished -w- new keypads, gold J wires adjusted, (play'n smooth)
Attractive tung-oiled wooden side panels"

Radikal Technologies Introduces Delta CEP A - Paraphonic Semi-modular Synthesizer Eurorack Module

Update: demo video here.

via Radikal Technologies

"NAMM 2018 News: Radikal Technologies presents the Delta Cep A – a semimodular paraphonic synthesizer voice

The Delta Cep A is the perfect starting point into the eurorack modular world. A MIDI to CV Interface, Oscillators, Filters, LFO, Envelope Generator, Mixer, VCA and a FX section and even a memory sequencer/interpolator for new incredible sound FXs. Each section has inputs and outputs and adds a lot of power to any already existing modular synth. The Delta CEP A can also be used totally independent from any Eurorack frame with our Delta CEP A desktop casing. Even without patching one single cable, the Delta can be used as a powerful solo synthesizer and Chords/Pads machine.

Sonic Scenarios: Moog DFAM First Listen Teaser

Published on Jan 14, 2018 CTRL MOD

"A quick out of the box 'First Listen' video demonstrating the sounds of the Moog DFAM A proper Demo & Feature Set Overview coming soon. Stay tuned!

For more info on the Moog DFAM visit our site here:

Sonic Scenarios is a series of videos chronicling the features, designs and sounds of Eurorack format synthesizer modules with sound designer Mike Kiraly — Presented by Control.

Video by Sonic Scenarios for Control:

Control is a synthesizer brick & mortar shop located in the South Williamsburg Neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY specializing in Eurorack Modular, vintage traditional and unusual eccentric electronic devices both analog and digital. Please do not hesitate to get in touch."

EMU Emulator II+ HD Digital Sampler

via this auction

"This EMU Emulator II+HD is the classic original digital sampler, first made popular by many bands in the 1980's and beyond. Artists such as Depeche Mode, New Order and similar musicians used these samplers to create the unique sounds that catapulted them to success. This Emulator is filled with many of those sounds. This keyboard has a bit of its own history - I have owned this Emulator II+HD since I was in an early band with Trent Reznor of Nine inch Nails. I am including all custom sounds available created by myself and Trent.
It is in excellent condition, used only in studio after 1995.

This Emulator also comes with a full Heavy duty ATA approved professional flight case.
Here are some of the great features of this truly distinctive vintage sampler.

This EII version has double the sample memory.
This is the only EII version with internal 20mb hard drive
Heavy Duty ATA flight case included.
8 voice polyphony / Multi-timbral can receive and play up to 8 midi channels simultaneously.
8 track sequencer
61 key with velocity & aftertouch
Full analog synth control section including an analog 24 dB/oct 4-pole lowpass filter with resonance, ADSR and more...
Can be controlled by MIDI, SMPTE and RS-422 interface
Editing samples includes truncating, manual/auto looping, reverse, velocity switch cross-fading and splicing samples together."

Moods with JX-8P and Matrix-12

Published on Jan 14, 2018 SynthMania

"Four sonic "moods" with Roland JX-8P and Oberheim Matrix-12."

Buchla 285e 296e exploration

Published on Jan 14, 2018 Todd Barton

"This is a little offering to the 285e patching thread on MuffWigglers that was started by Djangosfire. Enjoy."

New μBraids SE Eurorack voltage-controlled digital oscillator/sound source in 8HP by Tall Dog Electronics

We have a new maker and a new module to the site. Tall Dog Electronics and the µBraids SE.

"µBraids SE is a voltage-controlled digital oscillator/sound source in 8HP with a wide range of creative and useful sound generation algorithms (aka models).

This redesigned µBraids SE (Special Edition) is a new revision of µBraids that updates and simplifies the component layout and has a new panel design. It utilizes a custom miniature segmented LED module, eliminating the need for a 2nd microprocessor and its supporting circuitry. µBraids SE remains fully compatible with future upstream Braids firmware upgrades and any other alternate firmwares that are compliant with the standard Braids design.

This module is available from: Control / Analoguehaven / Perfect Circuit / Synthcube with more to come.

Included Parts
µBraids SE includes a standard 16-pin to 10-pin Eurorack power cable and two sets of mounting screws for racks/enclosures with either M2.5 or M3 threads.

The original Braids was designed by Olivier Gillet of Mutable Instruments under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license. Braids is a macro-oscillator with multiple intricate digital synthesis algorithms. Each algorithm is controlled by two continuously variable parameters, both of which are voltage controllable. It is available as a 16HP Eurorack module. (Source)

Hazy Morning - Improvised Eurorack Performance

Published on Jan 14, 2018 Eric Rylos

"Patch Notes:

O_c Turing Machine, 4 steps, quantized to Dm
Ch A - Braids -- Ripples LP4 VCA -- Clouds (Parasites) -- Mixer ch 1.
Blue Lantern LFO modulating Braids Timbre slowly.
VCDLFO Sine -- MI Shades -- Ripples Freq modulation. VCDLFO CV is narrowed quite a bit by Shades, so the LFO modulation range is smaller and more subtle.

O_c Turing Machine, 16 steps, quantized to Dm, clock div +4
O_c ch C -- Z3000 Sine -- DVCA -- Mixer ch 2.

Ableton 10 Beta providing gate and drums (generic drum loop from a sample pack), controlled by Novation Launchpad Mini off-screen.
CVPal Gate -- Branches (60%) -- O_c Trigger
CVPal Gate -- MI Peaks providing envelope to both Ripples VCA (for melody) and DVCA (for bass), ch 2."

Roland JU-06

via this auction

Another via a supporting member of the site.

MiniBrute & MicroBrute Jams by vegeta897

Published on Nov 7, 2017 vegeta897

"A live jam video? Is it 2008 again?

Let's see...

Electribe? Check.
IDM t-shirt? Check.
Knob twiddling? Check.
Beard and glasses...? Wait a minute, who's this old guy?

I set up some gear on my bed and decided to record a couple doodles. My improvisational abilities are rusty but I had fun.

Arturia MiniBrute & MicroBrute
Arturia Beat Step Pro
Korg ER-1 mkII
Behringer V-Verb Pro
Recorded with a Zoom H5

Having 2 monosynths alongside the ER-1 reminds me of my first few videos. But compared to the limited possibilities of the EA-1, the number of controls on the Brutes can be a little overwhelming."

Reflex LiveLoop Vocals

Published on Jan 14, 2018 DavidH

And one more:

CRB Oberon Tribute

Published on Jan 14, 2018 VSMI

"Some old pics on demo played in 20 Jenuary 2009 of one of the most big italian monophonic synthesizer... Oberon by CRB Elettronica! That's all that I find it in my old archives!!"

Vladimir Kuzmin Discusses the Polivoks

Published on Jan 14, 2018 vladimir kuzmin

"Description of the Polivoks in English.."

Follow-up to Polivoks Soviet Synth Designer Vladimir Kuzmin Gives an Overview of His Synths.

Pure Chords - Revolutionary Android Keyboard and Controller

Published on Jan 12, 2018 Faxi Nadu

"Grab the app:

Pure Chords is the smoothest and easiest ever music keyboard and controller. Control your DAW, VSTi, hardware, software - anything that can be controlled by MIDI!

- NO hassle fiddling with OSC messages!
- NO hassle fiddling with dodgy setting up!
- WORKS straight out-of-the-box-plug-n-play!

Pure Chords is the smoothest and easiest ever OSC keyboard and controller

Download the Pure Chords Server for Windows 32/64bit (zip file)

Download the full manual here (PDF)

E-Mu Ultraproteus SRAM Cards

A few soundsets in via a supporting member of the site. Each link will take you to the listing. You can find patch lists for each below.

#9214 Dance Techno

#9213 Real World

#9215 General Midi

dsTEC Original Syn Rack Analogue Synth SN 9250/117

via this auction

Monde Synthesizer Panz

Published on Jan 14, 2018 MondeSynth


Published on Jan 14, 2018 Randy Piscione

"Using a pair of function generators as VCOs, there are no standard VCOs in this video. Everything is driven from a Eurokorn sequencer, bass is one side of a Random*Source Smooth/Stepped Generator, 'percussion' is the other side. There are two noodles, from two sides of a Buchla/Toppobrillo Dual Function Generator.

A few filters are called in to add some randomness and the only other modules are utilities, such as VCAs, LFOs, EGs and mixers."

Korg EPS 1

Published on Jan 14, 2018 SyntheticMachines

"We start the year 2018 with a slow & short demo of the Korg EPS-1 electronic piano/string machine. Multitrack + FX + Roland CR 8000 drum machine."

Tangerine dream-Dolphin dance 2018 (cover +) by graal7

Published on Jan 14, 2018 graal7

Tangerine dream-Dolphin dance 2018 (cover +) by graal7
korg minilogue
roland juno 6

Rsln - Lately

Published on Jan 14, 2018 RSLN

"Made exclusively on Octatrack mk2"

Syntronik Demo

Published on Jan 14, 2018 redskylullaby

"Demo of Syntronik by IK Multimedia. Playing through some of the Multi layer patches."

iTunes: Syntronik - IK Multimedia

Playing Moog Minitaur via ConVertor

Published on Jan 14, 2018 Sonicsmith

"Our synthesizers have always listened to you. Now we finally solved the riddle of getting a Moog Minitaur to listen to our ConVertor and we love the sound!"

Moog Minitaur as TB-303 and Access Virus TI Polar as FX processor

Published on Jan 14, 2018 Michael Barmaley

"Sequence comming from Roland sh-201
Access Virus TI Polar as FX processor"

MFB Tanzmaus & Yamaha Reface DX

Published on Jan 14, 2018 3rdStoreyChemist

"Tanzmaus and Reface DX synced together. Reface DX is sequenced by an Octatrack.

No further processing except for normalisation."

Caitlin creates wavetables for the E352 using data recorded on the ISS

Published on Jan 14, 2018 The Mad Music Machine

"The Code Club that Caitlin attends has entered the Astro Pi competition. As part of their research we have been looking at historic data collected on board the ISS. Here Caitlin explains how she extracted cyclic data from it and used it to create wavetables for the E352 Cloud Terrarium.

Once she had created the .wav file she imported into the Synthesis Technology Waveedit program to create the wavetables (see one of her previews videos for details on how to use this program).

She then explains how she modulates the wavetables with MATHS before having a quick jam with her newly created wavetables!"

meng qi - dinner thought

Published on Jan 14, 2018 Meng Qi

"Emotionally, 'what for dinner' is my most important decision in a day. As good choices bring essential daily happiness.

Technically, Just Type is the main sound source, a Mangrove to beef up low end. Two Sisters, one in crossover mode for tone shaping, another in format mode for intense effects, sometimes percussive.

I think the charm lies in the method of polyphony stacking to distortion (a thing to avoid in 'normal' sense) for timber morphing. And occasionally jumping modulations to provide a feel of paragraphs."

Moog Minimoog Voyager XL TOLEX Limited Edition

via this auction

"Limited Edition Moog Voyager XL in black Tolex with custom designed front panel ala the classic moog modular. Only 100 of these were made and there are only a few left for sale in the entire world. This one is priced WELL below what others online are selling for.

I bought two of these Tolex XL's… serial 073 and 090. This one is a latter 090 of 100. It looks perfect. No dents, dings, scratches as its only been used a few times in studio. It all works and sounds great as well. I am simply selling as i just don't need two of these and of course… the Tax Man cometh!"

Roland Jupiter 8 SN 323035

via this auction

Studio Electronics Omega 8

via this auction

"The Omega 8 is an eight-voice, discrete circuit, multi-timbral, stereo, multi filtered, arpeggiating, DSP free Analog Dream Machine.

Overflowing with elaborate MIDI control, dynamic signal processing, and expansive modulation, its sound creation and manipulation could very well exceed the boundaries of your imagination.

Salvational pads, foundational basses, revelatory leads, electrosonic drums, other-worldly FX and thoroughly hypnotic pulsating soundscapes powered by our SE's very own discrete analog sound engine will inspire your most potent creative effort..."

Marion Systems MSR-2 Synthesizer with 2 Voice Modules Installed

Marion Systems ProSynth presets Published on Mar 8, 2013

"This is a very limited and fast overview of the 200 presets of the Marion Systems ProSynth, an analog 8-voice polyphonic stereo synthesizer, created by Tom Oberheim.

All sounds are recorded dry, no effect, no distortion."

via this auction

"The Marion MSR-2 was designed by Tom Oberheim and so it is known for having the 'Oberheim sound' packaged inside a compact single-space rackmount module with modern digital reliability and MIDI implementation. Despite its rather harmless and simple appearance, the MSR-2 allows for some fairly complex but intuitive programming. The filters, envelopes, LFOs and other parameters are very analog-like in their sound and editing methods. The module is also 16-part multitimbral. And external inputs route a signal through the envelope and filter sections. The MSR-2 is rare but definitely worth checking out."

Note the video above is not the exact one for sale. It was just a demo of the MSR-2 in general linked in the auction.


via this auction


On-board controls—all continuously variable—let you customize the tuning, amplitude envelopes, and volume of each drum voice separately for precise real-time adjustment, so you can get that perfect sound.

Outfitted with six MPC-style pads and a built-in 32-step sequencer, Tom Cat provides an ultra-responsive interface with a classic drum machine layout. Drum patterns can be fine-tuned using the Swing function, Pattern Select, and Tempo Control knob. A custom signal path, activated by its unique “Maul” circuitry, lets you ‘dirty up’ your drums for just the right effect.

With Tom Cat we’ve put the sound and design of classic analog drum machines into a compact piece of gear that can be integrated into both modern and vintage rigs."

BERLIN SCHOOL JAM *Behringer Model D "Korg Arp Odyssey *Moog Minitaur *GRP R24

Published on Jan 14, 2018 VolcaRock

"BERLIN SCHOOL JAM with my brand new BEHRINGER MODEL D and other analog synths sequenced by GRP R24. Enjoy my Recording. It’s live with lots of improvisation inspired by early Krautrock and Berlin School from past decades. Hope you can feel the 70ies vibe :-)

Used Synths: Korg ARP Odyssey (Lead & FX), Moog Minitaur (Bass), Behringer MODEL D (Pluck), Korg MS-20 mini (Pluck), Roland Juno 60 (Pad&Fills), Novation Peak (Strings). And some Farfisa Syntorchestra for a solo and Volca Beats for HiHat"

Lyra-8 Organismic Synthesizer

Published on Jan 13, 2018 Sequenox

"Lyra-8 Organismic Synthesizer through 4MS DLD then to Strymon Big Sky, drums are the Audio Damage Neuron #eurorack #modularsynth"


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